Normally if one of my children brought home yet another new pet I would gently but firmly manoeuvre said pet back to where it came from. Our house already passes for a menagerie. However our new house guest is quite welcome, as he is economical on food, undemanding as far as expensive veterinary visits and vaccinations go, and will not add wear and tear to the garden and furniture.
I don't know what this little guy's name is, or whether he even has been given one yet. He just turned up on our sideboard one day. Unknown origins or parentage notwithstanding, he is already creeping into my affections with his gentle quizzical little face and sweet nature, not to mention the cheerful colour of his low maintenance coat.
Above, he is asking quietly and politely if we can go walkies now.
Below I am complying with his request. Isn't he sweet?
In other new things, I have knitted some new socks... but I concede that that is small bickies compared to a new pet.
Socks; adapted from the pattern for Ladies Sockettes, from Patons Knitting Book C11, a 1960's publication, using Morris Empire Superwash Merino 4 ply in Bluestone (col 408) and with Beluga (col 430) heels and toes.